UB rot sparks row

Prof Norris PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Prof Norris PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

A row has erupted at the cash-strapped University of Botswana (UB) between the vice -chancellor, Professor David Norris, and some staff members.

He is accused of purging staff “who differ with him” and riding roughshod over tender procedures.

While he denied the allegations, Norris said he had to take drastic action because of endemic corruption and waste of resources at the university. In an interview, he said he had succeeded in reducing the university’s losses from P230 million a year when he was appointed in 2017 to P83 million last year.

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